Professor Linda Clare works with people with dementia to understand what helps them to experience a good quality of life and live well with the condition.

Dementia care and support

Our work around dementia care and support focuses on three key groups:

In addition, Exeter is a key partner in the Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research and Care South West Peninsula (PenCLAHRC). Our academics contribute to the Dementia Care Research Programme, which aims to enhance the experience of care, to improve health outcomes, and to reduce unnecessary costs for patients with dementia and their carers. Read more on PenCLAHRC’s website

Dementia care and support - primary investigators

Professor Clive Ballard           Professor of Age-Related Diseases Dementia, antipsychotic medications, non-pharmacological interventions, cognitive health, neuropsychiatric symptoms, dementia care, clinical trials
Professor Linda Clare Professor of Clinical Psychology of Ageing and Dementia Ageing, cognitive health, living well with dementia, wellbeing, age-related disability, rehabilitation, dementia, dementia care
Dr Jo Thompson Coon Associate Professor in Evidence Synthesis Evidence synthesis, systematic reviews, care homes, ageing population
Dr Anne Corbett Senior Lecturer in Dementia Research Dementia, dementia reduction, drug discovery, clinical trials, care home research, clinical trial delivery, online research, translational research, patient and public involvement
Dr Ruth Garside Senior Lecturer in Evidence Synthesis Evidence synthesis, systematic reviews, care homes, ageing population
Dr Siobhan O’Dwyer  Senior Lecturer (Ageing & Family Care) Wellbeing of older adults and family carers, resilience, suicide and homicide risk family carers in dementia, non-pharmalogical approaches to dementia care, social media
Professor Rose McCabe Professor of Clinical Communication Professional-patient communication, psychosis, depression, dementia
Dr Sharon Savage Lecturer in Ageing and Dementia Diagnosis, cognitive interventions, Semantic Dementia, Frontotemporal Dementia, Transient Epileptic Amnesia, Motor Neurone Disease, Methodological quality in rehabilitation studies
Joao Correa Delgado Alzheimer’s Society Research Fellow Alzheimer's, dementia
Dr Vicki Goodwin MBE Senior Research Fellow Physiotherapy, rehabilitation, fall prevention, older people, Parkinson’s, dementia